1. i cant access the internet:
i connect to my wireless network (and even hardwire it to my modem) but whenever i try to type in a website, it says something like; "address is not valid" or "Internet explorer cannot display the webpage". BUT; i can use AIM and talk to my friends. WEIRD. btw it says the wireless (or local) networks are connected with exellent strength.
2.The background says "active desktop recovery" and when i try to change my background, all of the selections in the bo are grayed out and so is the BROWSE button, so i cant choose anything for my background except for solid colors.
please reply if you think you know whats wrong. school starts soon and i really cant afford another laptop.